The refresh of Internet Explorer stays in sync from laptop to tablet to phone, and features an enterprise mode for desktop as well as reading and data-saving modes for mobile.
Pasting a photo or a formatted list into a browser-based word processor isn't as fun as playing Hover online, but Microsoft still made the mundane chores a little better in its browser.
On the eve of Microsoft Build 2013, leaked details on Windows 8.1's Internet Explorer 11 confirm that the browser will support next-gen Web technology, including Google's SPDY protocol.
The browser is designed for Windows 8.1, but according to one report, will eventually make its way to Windows 7.
Bloggers have spotted evidence of Google's approach to speed up communications between browsers and Web servers -- even though Microsoft offered a rival proposal for the same idea.
A leaked build of Microsoft's next browser shows signs that the company could be reversing its opposition to a standard for accelerated 2D and 3D graphics on the Web.
Available in the Windows 8.1 Preview, the latest version of IE offers more benefits for touch-enabled devices.
"Project N," now officially christened ".Net Native" -- a new compiler for building faster Windows Store apps -- is available now as a developer preview.
The new update improves the reliability of IE 11 in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2, says Microsoft.
Microsoft's corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, Dean Hachamovitch, is taking on a new job at the company.